Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Regulations 2019-2020 - Page 63



MIGRATORY BIRDS



From a blind or other place of concealment camouflaged with natural
vegetation;
From a blind or other place of concealment camouflaged with vegetation from agricultural crops, as long as
such camouflaging does not result in
the exposing, depositing, distributing
or scattering of grain or other feed; or
Standing or flooded standing agricultural crops where grain is inadvertently scattered solely as a result of a
hunter entering or exiting a hunting
area, placing decoys, or retrieving
downed birds.
It is legal to take migratory game birds,
EXCEPT waterfowl, coots and cranes, on or
over lands or areas that are not otherwise
baited areas, and where grain or other feed
has been distributed or scattered solely as
the result of manipulation of an agricultural
crop or other feed on the land where
grown, or solely as the result of a normal
agricultural operation.
WANTON WASTE OF MIGRATORY
GAME BIRDS
No person shall kill or cripple any migratory
game bird without making a reasonable
effort to retrieve the bird, and retain it in his
actual custody, at the place where taken or
between that place and either (a) his automobile or principal means of land transportation; or (b) his personal abode or temporary or transient place of lodging; or (c) a
migratory bird preservation facility; or (d) a
post office; or (e) a common carrier facility.
OPENING DAY OF A SEASON
No person on the opening day of the season shall possess any freshly killed migratory game birds in excess of the daily bag
limit, or aggregate daily bag limit, whichever applies.
CUSTODY OF BIRDS OF ANOTHER
No person shall receive or have in custody
any migratory game birds belonging to
another person unless such birds are properly tagged.
TERMINATION OF POSSESSION
Subject to all other requirements of this
part, the possession of birds taken by any
hunter shall be deemed to have ceased
when such birds have been delivered by
him to another person as a gift; or have
been delivered by him to a post office, a
common carrier, or a migratory bird preservation facility and consigned for transport
by the Postal Service or a common carrier
to some person other than the hunter.
GIFT OF MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS
No person may receive, possess or give to
another, any freshly killed migratory game
birds as a gift, except at the personal abodes
of the donor or donee, unless such birds
have a tag attached, signed by the hunter
who took the birds, stating such hunter’s
address, the total number and species of
birds and the date such birds were taken.
FIELD POSSESSION LIMIT
No person shall possess, have in custody, or
transport more than the daily bag limit or
aggregate daily bag limit, whichever
applies, of migratory game birds, tagged or
not tagged, at or between the place where
taken and either (a) his automobile or principal means of land transportation; or (b)
his personal abode or temporary or transient place of lodging; or (c) a migratory
bird preservation facility; or (d) a post
office; or (e) a common carrier facility.
TAGGING
No person shall give, put or leave any
migratory game birds at any place or in the
custody of another person unless the birds
are tagged by the hunter with the following
information:
1. The hunter’s name and signature.
2. The hunter’s address.
3. The total number of birds involved, by
species.
4. The dates such birds were killed.
Tagging is required if the birds are being
transported by another person for the hunter or if the birds have been left for cleaning,
storage (including temporary storage), shipment or taxidermy services. (Migratory Bird
Possession Tags are provided on page 119
and may be used for such purposes.)
POSSESSION OF LIVE BIRDS
Wounded birds reduced to possession shall
be immediately killed and included in the
daily bag limit.
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